1911 Marmon Wasp Ray Harroun #32 1st Ever Indy 500 WINNER RESIN - LTD EDITION 1:18 Scale by RI Models #R18003
1911 Marmon Wasp Indy 500 WINNER - Ray Harroun
The second 1:18 Indy release in the RI Exclusive line is the 1911 Marmon Wasp that Ray Harroun piloted to the first ever Indy 500 win. This very significant race car will be a great addition to any 1:18 scale Indy collection. Highly detailed and very accurate reproduction of the first ever Indy 500 winner. The model is produced in resin and does not have opening features or engine detail. Sure to fill a void in every Indy collection. Limited edition TBA. Tentative delivery date is May 2012.
To this day, Harroun still holds an Indy 500 record; no one has ever come from the 28th (or worse) starting position to win the race. The car averaged 74.602 miles per hour. The total time was 6:42:08 for the 500-mile race. In winning the race, Harroun was awarded $14,250.00
Harroun was only 29 years old when he achieved the historic victory. He was an engineer for the Marmon Motor Car Company and the designer of the six-cylinder Marmon Wasp. The car was named 'Wasp' due to its sharp-pointed, wasp-like tail and its yellow-and-black paint scheme. The long pointed tail reduced air drag. In 1961, he drove the Wasp in a 50th Anniversary lap at the Indy 500.
Produced by RI Models in 1:18 Scale
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